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by Paul Worsley
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll
Replies: 81
Views: 6318

Re: (I Think I'm Going To) Snap General Election Poll

Anthony Endsor wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:02 pm
. I'm sure we've all heard of the Ronan Keating song - you say it best 'when you say nothing at all' :lol:
It's an Alison Krauss song. Ronan Keating hasn't got any songs.
by Paul Worsley
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 13859

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:37 pm
Gorden Kaye died the other day as well. But presumably no-one picked him.
May he rust in piss.
by Paul Worsley
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Strange Celebrity Occurences
Replies: 12
Views: 613

Re: Strange Celebrity Occurences

I sold John Altman some Nurofen on the day of Princess Diana's funeral.
by Paul Worsley
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: New fivers not meat-free
Replies: 15
Views: 740

Re: New fivers not meat-free

I used to get asked about animal products in prescribed medication. Capsules are made from gelatin, so vegans would ask if they were available in tablet form. Then someone found out that gelatin can also be used in the film coating of some tablets. The information was not freely available and usuall...
by Paul Worsley
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 1674

Re: Organised Religion

Most of the ten commandments are ok too. The first four are just god protecting his monopoly ( No other god's, no talking back to god etc) The rest are either common sense (Thou shall not kill) or irrelevant (coveting neighbour's ass etc) As Jim Jeffries pointed out, the ten commandments could be s...
by Paul Worsley
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 1674

Re: Organised Religion

Matt Morrison wrote:a hot bowl of religious pie for tea
I thank you.
by Paul Worsley
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 1674

Re: Organised Religion

On a more serious note , my favourite comedy is the Life of Brian a pisstake of Christianity/Judaism. Hardly banned in the Western world apart from Ireland for a while. There were plenty of calls for The Life of Brian to be banned though. The film was finally given a certificate, but even then many...
by Paul Worsley
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 385
Views: 28189

Re: Politics in General

The trouble is you might encourage hypocrites to stand for Parliament. Where would that lead us?
by Paul Worsley
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 385
Views: 28189

Re: Politics in General

I would take the polar opposite view. I think that MPs who resign from their party are being more honourable by triggering a by-election and standing again.
by Paul Worsley
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 385
Views: 28189

Re: Politics in General

The fact is that the actual votes were 37.6% leave, 34.6% stay, 27.8% didn't/couldn't decide, so it is by no means true that over half the population wanted out. 37.6% is still more than the TOTAL vote in the last European election in the UK. In fact it's more than the total turn out in 7 of the la...
by Paul Worsley
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird News Headlines
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Weird News Headlines

Sheep Attacks Rocket.
by Paul Worsley
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 117
Views: 6603

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Charlie Reams wrote:Leather doesn't come from the same cows that beef does. (I always assumed it was a side product, like pork scratchings.)
That pork scratchings were a side product of beef production.
by Paul Worsley
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9608

Re: EU Referendum

I would argue that there was no option for "no change" on the ballot paper. Other than Cameron's "reforms", what changes would we have expected from a "remain" vote? I was thinking specifically further political union, which I believe to be inevitable. Also the likelihood of an economic collapse in...
by Paul Worsley
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9608

Re: EU Referendum

I would argue that there was no option for "no change" on the ballot paper.
by Paul Worsley
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9608

Re: EU Referendum

A few people have made similar points and I think it's worth repeating. People voted out for all sorts of reasons (whether valid or not) - e.g. the perceived bureaucracy or lack of democracy of the EU, immigration levels, sovereignty, lack of jobs, low wages, the shape of bananas, and even good old...
by Paul Worsley
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9608

Re: EU Referendum

I've wondered this. Yesterday, Liam Fox said that MPs who now vote against any legislation to leave the EU, going against the referendum result, "had no place in the House of Commons". But I don't think that's true. For example, my MP (Rob Wilson, Conservative, Reading East) was on the Remain side,...
by Paul Worsley
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9608

Re: EU Referendum

On the basis that it's true. The lawyers are challenging it, but the PM could trigger article 50 tonight if he wanted.
by Paul Worsley
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9608

Re: EU Referendum

The PM does not need parliamentary approval to trigger aricle 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. That will start, most likely, in October 2016. There won't be a general election until 2020, by which time we're out anyway.
by Paul Worsley
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9608

Re: EU Referendum

It was a referendum. A single question with a binary outcome. So, no, your MP does not have a mandate to vote against leaving.
by Paul Worsley
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9608

Re: EU Referendum

Of course, had the Scots voted for independence in 2014 the government might have had the chutzpah to say "This was never a mandatory referendum, only advisory".

When you realise why they wouldn't have, you'll realise why they can't do that now.
by Paul Worsley
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9608

Re: EU Referendum

The current Betfair odds suggest a probability of staying of between 72% and 73% and leaving between 27% and 28%. It's more like 68/32 now. It's going in the "out" direction at the moment. If you're interested, here is an article suggesting that while more money has been bet in staying, more indivi...
by Paul Worsley
Sat May 28, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IMDB top 250
Replies: 57
Views: 2353

Re: IMDB top 250

102 Favourites The Godfather Part I and II (I think of them as one film), Shawshank Redemption. Most disappointed: Citizen Kane. Most obscure seen: Spirited Away Most disliked/overrated: The Matrix or anything with Superheroes Most obvious not seen: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Recommended if you...
by Paul Worsley
Tue May 24, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Where did you go to on your last holiday, and where are you going next?
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: Where did you go to on your last holiday, and where are you going next?

Jennifer Steadman wrote:You can elaborate with stories if you want.
Lanzarote. Ibiza.
by Paul Worsley
Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9608

Re: EU Referendum

Odds Comparison gave 10/1 for a 2016 Cameron exit at William Hill in February, but when I tried to put a bet on their website it didn't allow it. How much did you try to have on? The market for politics bets on William Hill is probably quite small so very low limits! A fiver, I think, possibly £10.
by Paul Worsley
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9608

Re: EU Referendum

Odds Comparison gave 10/1 for a 2016 Cameron exit at William Hill in February, but when I tried to put a bet on their website it didn't allow it.
by Paul Worsley
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 9577

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

Not just TV but also music. All the stars of the 1960s are 70+ now. How so many of the Rolling Stones are still alive is a mystery. Chuck Berry turns 90 this year, and his death would be on a par with Bowie, at least.
by Paul Worsley
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9608

Re: EU Referendum

Thank you. I wasn't aware of that and, yes, it counts. Easily circumnavigated by the banks though.

Bankers' pay set to rocket next year as Chancellor concedes defeat to Brussels over caps on bonuses

This is what I meant by everyone "seeking to serve it's own national interest".
by Paul Worsley
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9608

Re: EU Referendum

JimBentley wrote: people forget that Britain's membership of the EU means that whatever fucknut government we've managed to vote in, they would be quickly censured for any really unpleasant decisions they made.
Could you provide us with an example of when this has happened?
by Paul Worsley
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9608

Re: EU Referendum

JimBentley wrote:I wouldn't argue with any of that, but surely it's better to try to resolve these issues by being in the EU, rather than having no influence at all?
If Mr Cameron has achieved anything in the latest EU "deal", it is to demonstrate to the UK how little influence we have in Europe.
by Paul Worsley
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9608

Re: EU Referendum

I'd happily vote for the abolition of the House of Lords too. The trouble is that very few of the voters have the slightest idea how the EU operates. Decisions are often made behind closed doors and almost never ratified by anything remotely resembling a democratic process. What proportion of the UK...
by Paul Worsley
Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: EU Referendum
Replies: 182
Views: 9608

Re: EU Referendum

Although I think the EU is hardly perfect, it does provide checks and balances that stop the current Conservative government basically just doing what the fuck they want. In a parliamentary democracy the party with a mandated majority have the right to do "what the fuck they want", surely. Why do w...
by Paul Worsley
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 123
Views: 5414

Re: How many countries have you been to?

UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Denmark, Monaco, Sweden, Netherlands, Andorra, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Greece, Barbados, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Turkey, Finland, Norway, Russia, Latvia, Dominican Republic, Estonia, St Marteen, Gran Turk(?) The Bahamas, Cyprus.
by Paul Worsley
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 197
Views: 10688

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Currently on Season 5 of Sons of Anarchy. I can't do the binge watching, so it takes me a few months to get through a box set. I've watched The Walking Dead from the beginning, so I'm looking forward to the new series in a couple of weeks, even though it stopped being great a while ago. The spin-off...
by Paul Worsley
Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Matt Le Tissier to appear on Countdown
Replies: 24
Views: 2216

Re: Matt Le Tissier to appear on Countdown

It's being filmed today and James is in the audience, so confirmed by the CD team, presumably.
by Paul Worsley
Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 43317

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

Good luck for today, Rhys. Will you be wearing a blue rosette?
by Paul Worsley
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5429

Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Jack and I will probably be going to The George sometime on the Friday evening, if anyone would like to join us.
by Paul Worsley
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Patricia Pay RIP
Replies: 14
Views: 1924

Re: Patricia Pay RIP

I just wanted to reiterate what has been said above. She was a lovely lady and a great player. RIP.
by Paul Worsley
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5429

Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Jack Worsley wrote:I'll probably be there, while Worsley Snr is a maybe. :D
Make that two definites!
by Paul Worsley
Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday January 6th 2015 (S72 P2)
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday January 6th 2015 (S72 P2)

Another 7, WEBSITE, in the BUSTIER round
by Paul Worsley
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 199
Views: 29535

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Callum Pickering's Movember look and the Addams family's youngest member, Pubert Addams.

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Pubert

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Callum
by Paul Worsley
Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 199
Views: 29535

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Countdown Superstar, Dan McColm and Big Bang Theory comic shop owner, Stuart Bloom. (Suggested by my daughter, Sophie.)

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by Paul Worsley
Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday September 24th 2014 (S71 P52)
Replies: 23
Views: 1266

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 24th 2014 (S71 P52)

Thanks for all the messages of support everyone. I don't think it was fatigue, so I'm not going to blame that. I think I always knew that I had at least one bad game in me. I enjoyed the run, and there's still a chance I'll make the finals, I suppose. I was really disappointed with my numbers games....
by Paul Worsley
Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday September 23rd 2014 (S71 P51)
Replies: 17
Views: 1026

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday September 23rd 2014 (S71 P51)

R10 I wrote down

STEAMED and

M E D U S A E to ensure I had spelt it correctly.

It was a longer word on my paper!
by Paul Worsley
Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday September 23rd 2014 (S71 P51)
Replies: 17
Views: 1026

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday September 23rd 2014 (S71 P51)

I felt sorry for Natalie here. She says she wrote ODONATES down, but didn't risk it.
by Paul Worsley
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday September 18th 2014 (S71 P45)
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: Spoilers for Thursday September 18th 2014 (S71 P45)

Tony Atkins wrote:
Paul Worsley wrote:The conundrum solver was my daughter, Sophie.
Can you convince her to come to CO events now she is a Countdown star?
I'm sure she'd be happy to, so long as she can have Jack tell her the answers again!
by Paul Worsley
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday September 18th 2014 (S71 P45)
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: Spoilers for Thursday September 18th 2014 (S71 P45)

The conundrum solver was my daughter, Sophie.
by Paul Worsley
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 9479

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

Jack and I are probables.

Could this be the first Co event to be held abroad?
by Paul Worsley
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)
Replies: 21
Views: 1112

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)

Another great comeback. If I was playing Paul Worsley I could be 11 points ahead going into the conundrum and still wouldn't feel confident of winning. Probably not the best tactic to let good players get 10pts+ ahead though! Interestingly, Susie took her time before allowing GARPIKES, on the groun...
by Paul Worsley
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday September 16th 2014 (S71 P46)
Replies: 21
Views: 1156

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday September 16th 2014 (S71 P46)

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments.

I hadn't considered that TZARDOMS was controversial at all, so Susie's deliberations had me worried.

I got BAGPIPE early into the round, but never thought to put the R on the end. Durr!!

It's tougher in the studio, guys!
by Paul Worsley
Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 43317

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

John Vivian wrote:Will be filming on 20th August. Paul - I assume this means we'll be avoiding each other.
I would say so, unless I win 28 games in a row. Maybe see you in the finals, John!
by Paul Worsley
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 43317

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

My audition is this Friday 10.30am. Wish I'd made it a bit later in the day now!
by Paul Worsley
Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Peter Lee
Replies: 31
Views: 2474

Re: Peter Lee

Sad news indeed.

RIP Peter. A man you don't meet everyday.
by Paul Worsley
Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 43317

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

Adam Gillard wrote: Could there be another Worsley on the famous trophy?
If we can get the mic and earpiece working, there's a good chance, Adam.
by Paul Worsley
Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 43317

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

I sent my application form in just before Christmas, so should hear in the new year.